Survival Guide: How to Thrive On The Hot Seat

So you got a presidential appointment. (Hey, it could happen--George W. Bush will hand out 1,500 of them over the next few months.) Maybe Dick Cheney called you, maybe even Dubya himself: "You never worked for my dad or Gerald Ford, but you're a good person, got a good heart. I want you on my team."

But what now? How do you run the gauntlet of Senate confirmation? You can worry about ranchwear when the time comes. In the meantime, here's some advice:

--Suck up to your chairman The old maxim goes that a man never stands so tall as when...

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